We study the basic principles that control the formation and growth of biominerals in Nature. Our focus is the structure of biominerals on the atomic, nano-, and mesoscales.
We derive inspiration from superhydrophobic plants and study how to control the wetting properties of synthetic surfaces to render them self-cleaning and anti-microbial properties.
Bio-inspired 3D printing
We develop long-term stabilized amorphous precursors for bio-inspired 3D printing of objects with complex morphologies
Bio-inspired crystal growth
We study how to translate bio-inspired crystal growth principles in order to engineer novel hybrid materials with improved mechanical, optical and physical properties.
SARS-CoV-2 interfacial behavior
We aim to enlighten a fundamental knowledge on the interfacial interactions and survival mechanisms of the novel type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
Atomic steps on gold
Here, we study the vicinal-like surface structures on a gold substrate to provide further understanding of the formation of periodic nanoscale step structures.
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